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November 2018

$9 – $12

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until Saturday, November 17, 2018

One event on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00pm

Cheek Theatre – Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108 United States
silhouette illustration of five women each wearing a pink dress

By Alan Ball directed by Deborah Mogford An irreverent and funny look at the intricacies of friendship and the power of similar dressing. It is summer and five women wearing identical unique bridesmaids dresses have survived the elaborate wedding ceremony to find themselves at the ostentatious wedding reception being held on the estate of the bride. There is only so much they can take, so they seek sanctuary in an upstairs bedroom. Each woman has her own reason for avoiding the…

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December 2018

Winter Concert

Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maddox Theatre – Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108 United States
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Professor Timm Adams, conductor/director no tickets required, free will donations accepted at the door Our choral/vocal concerts in December and May each year highlight the impressive work of our choral groups: Regent Singers, Vocal Collective, Women’s Ensemble, and Gospel Choir. These compelling programs feature a broad variety of music from classical choral repertoire and contemporary a cappella to jazz and musical theater works. Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center

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January 2019

$9 – $12

Orchesis & Rockford City Dance Concert

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Saturday, February 2, 2019

Maddox Theatre – Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108 United States
RU dancers

Produced in collaboration with various local artists under the direction of our Rockford University Dance instructor, Penna Broman ’86, in honor of Jayne Poor. Rockford University Dance Company, Orchesis was originally founded by the late Professor Jayne Poor, who is remembered for her passionate dedication to dance as an artist and educator at our institution and in the Rockford community.  TICKETS ARE REQUIRED for this event: Rockford University Box Office (https://www.rockford.edu/artslectures/boxoffice/) Order ticket(s) (https://bit.ly/2NLmrqk) view all of our Performing Art Shows for this…

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February 2019

$9 – $12

Techies the Musical (a workshop)

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30am, repeating until Saturday, February 23, 2019

Maddox Theatre – Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108 United States
Techies

Two disenfranchised clans battle for survival… they’re the theater geeks of West Side High School. When sophomore assistant-stage-manager Joan sees her techie comrades ignored and belittled by spotlight-hungry actors, she leads a rebellion, sacrificing friendships and putting even her post-college ambitions in jeopardy. But as funding cuts threaten the very theater program itself, will the actors and techies be able to work together to save their high-school home? Or will vanity and the pitiless search for justice destroy them all?…

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April 2019

$9 – $12

All Shook Up

Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until Saturday, April 27, 2019

One event on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2:00pm

Rockford University, 5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108 United States
All Shook Up

Book by Joe DiPietro directed by Kyle Donahue, Rockford University Performing Arts alum ’03 This happy musical is inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a “square” little town in a “square” little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel. TICKETS…

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May 2019

Spring Concert

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maddox Theatre – Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108 United States
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Professor Timm Adams, conductor/director no tickets required, free will donations accepted at the door Seasonal music featuring Regent Singers, Women’s Ensemble, and the Rockford University Vocal Collective a cappella group. view all of our Performing Art Shows for this season. (https://www.rockford.edu/artslectures/performingarts/)

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